Teachers in NSW public schools spent almost $1900 each from their own pockets to pay for school essentials last year, according to a new study.

The survey of more than 1200 primary, secondary, K-12 and special education teachers, conducted by the NSW Teachers Federation, found an average out of pocket expense of $1848, or more than three per cent of a beginning teacher’s salary.

Principals were the biggest spenders, forking out an average of $2601, and primary teachers spent more than secondary teachers – $1953 compared to $1503.

– Allison Jeffares

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